Gertrude Eliza Phelps

Female18 July 1867–22 November 1947

Brief Life History of Gertrude Eliza

When Gertrude Eliza Phelps was born on 18 July 1867, in Berlin Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States, her father, Byron Clark Phelps, was 25 and her mother, Betsey Louisa Green, was 25. She married Marshall Delmar Morrill on 3 March 1886, in Hocking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Georgetown Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Cannon Township, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 22 November 1947, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rest Lawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Marshall Delmar Morrill
Gertrude Eliza Phelps
Marriage: 3 March 1886
Pearle Genevieve Morrill
Ruby Myrtle Morrill
Vina Opal Morrill

Sources (31)

  • Gertrude E Morrill in household of Delmor M Morrill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gertrude Phelps, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Gertrude E. Phelps, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1886Hocking, Ohio, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 1

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 12

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 23

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English (southwestern): variant of Phillips .

    History: The brothers George and William Phelps emigrated from Gloucestershire, England, to Dorchester, MA, c. 1630. Five years later they moved to Windsor, CT. George's sixth-generation descendant, Anson Greene Phelps (1781–1853), rose from being a penniless orphan to the status of a major industrialist and a prominent CT philanthropist.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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